On Revenge

Frustration can make our lives feel desolate

Seeking revenge often leads to desolation and destruction

As a mortal human, I understand how tempting it is to seek revenge on those who have caused us pain or who we feel have done us wrong.  It is a normal human feeling, but the question becomes are we to be slaves to our human emotions or are we going to try overcome them?  In today’s society there seems to be emotions spiraling out of control, people are attacked for their beliefs, people are ridiculed for their statements and it seems as if there is nothing but anger and hatred going around.  It is time that we stepped back from the precipice, stopped flexing our muscles and started acting like the Christians we say we are.  Let us not keep seeking revenge, instead let us turn it over to our Lord. Remember what Paul wrote in Romans 12:18-20; “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Never take your own revenge, beloved, but leave room for the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.  ‘But if your enemy is hungry, feed him, and if he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.'”

It will be difficult, but it is possible.

 

 

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